Dixie, Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew’s fourth collection with Windham Fabrics, follows in her signature style of bold foral prints and modern colors. Perfect for both traditional and modern quilters, this complementary follow up to her previous collection, Hazel, offers a new range of patterns that will inspire all sorts of Summer sewing.
Allison has curated a coordinating thread collection featuring Aurifil 50wt and the colors are absolutely perfect. We simply cannot wait to get get our hands on them!
We had a chance to chat with Allison about how she got started in this wonderful world of sewing & quilting and what she loves most about Aurifil. Read on for the interview and don’t miss our fabulous giveaway!
[click on the image above to view the collection lookbook]
THREAD COLLECTION DETAILS
100% Aurifil Cotton, 50wt
Large – 1422yds each, 12 Colors, Large Spools
2882 – 5018 – 1148 – 2830 – 2730 – 2250 – 2435 – 2415 – 5015 – 2024 – 2600- 4654
Small – 220 yds each, 10 Colors, Small Spools
2882 – 5018 – 1148 – 2830 – 2730 – 2250 – 2435 – 2415 – 5015 – 4654
For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.
You started quilting nearly 10 years ago. What first drew you to the craft?
My Mom quilted and sewed, so I grew up watching her and when I started having kids of my own I finally took the plunge and learned how to quilt. It was love at first stitch!
Since getting started, you’ve grown into a published author, pattern designer and fabric designer. Did you ever imagine this all happening when you first started and how do you feel this has changed your life for the better?
A lot of great things have happened in the past 9 years! I feel blessed for every opportunity that has come my way, and no, I could have never imagined I’d be doing what I do now 9 years ago! I sure love what I do, and I hope I get to design more, but also still enjoy sewing and quilting years down the road! I feel more well rounded as an individual and mother by designing and working, and the opportunity to work from home while my kids are little is really the best.
Dixie is your fourth collection for Windham Fabrics. Does it feel different to create things using your own fabric?
Yes definitely! A lot more thought goes into the projects when I’m working with my own fabric, and I can’t help but think about the design process as I sew with them…each one of those prints had to start somewhere! It’s fun and amazing to watch them go from an idea or a sketch to real life fabric I can use!
What inspired this collection?
The inspiration for this collection came initially from a feedsack prints I bought at a swap meet while I lived in Ohio. It has a more Southern feel to me, I can picture this collection being used for decor or quilts hanging out on a big screen porch in the South. The colors are a bit more saturated than my last, but it’s also a summer collection…so the brighter the better and I love it!
What do you love most about Aurifil threads? Do you have a go-to color or thread weight?
Aurifil works like a dream in my sewing machines… and lasts forever! My go-to is obviously my huge cones of white 2024 50 wt. for piecing…I’m always a little proud when I finally run out of a cone of thread! My favorite color Aurifil is the 2830 (50 wt). It’s a beautiful Aqua, Sea foam color that I use all the time!
What is your favorite project made with fabrics and threads from Dixie?
I’m actually sewing it right now… it’s a baby quilt for my daughter that is due in a couple of weeks! It’s a project from my book Growing Up Modern and I’m quilting circles on it with the colored Aurifil from the Dixie collection…it’s been really fun to make!
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Allison started this blogging in 2007 as a way to keep record of the things she was making. She also started quilting around that time, so her blog has followed her journey from a brand new quilter, to a quilter that sort of knows what she’s doing. Sort of. Blogging is her first love, but she also writes and publishes quilt patterns, authors and contributes to quilting books and magazines, and designs fabric sold in quilt shops.Allison lives a ferry ride away from Seattle with her husband and three small kids. She work as a Dental Hygienist here and there, but mainly stays at home with her family now and enjoys this quilty stuff. She also loves visiting beaches around her house, anything with sugar, wandering around Target alone, raising bunnies (see this post…so cute!), and long lazy naps (but who doesn’t?).
[text adapted from Cluck Cluck Sew]